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ORIGINS: UNIVERSE, LIFE, HUMANKIND, AND DARWIN

We debate origins of the Universe, life, Earth, humans, religion, atheism, using common sense, evolution, cosmology, geology, archaeology, and other sciences, to repel biblical creationism and other religious beliefs.

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The portrait is Charles Darwin, age 31, in 1840

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Comment by Joan Denoo on December 12, 2012 at 4:18pm

Laurel, one of my favorite quotes, and one well worth repeating. Thanks. 

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 11, 2012 at 2:09pm

John, this is excellent and a keeper! I am very glad you found it and shared it. I am reposting. 

Comment by John Lynch on December 11, 2012 at 7:31am

I was looking for the wrong person for the quote. The following is the one I was think of. Sorry for the confusion.

"Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones."
-- Marcus Aurelius

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 10, 2012 at 10:16pm

Comment by Joan Denoo on December 10, 2012 at 10:09pm

John Lynch, is this the one to which you refer? 

Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by the rulers as useful.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lucius Annaeus Seneca


Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/l/lucius_annaeus_seneca.h...

Comment by Joseph P on December 10, 2012 at 9:43pm

Have any more details for us?  It's hard to do a Google search based upon just Seneca and something to do with belief in gods.

Comment by John Lynch on December 10, 2012 at 9:30pm

I was searching for a quote by Seneca the Elder/Younger on his view of believing in god.gods but I cannot locate it anywhere. Is anyone familiar with this ?

Comment by Littlejohn Dellar on November 30, 2012 at 11:33am

Because if it was one of the ones that wasn't, we'd not be here to ask the question...

Comment by Joan Denoo on November 30, 2012 at 11:09am
Comment by Bipin on November 10, 2012 at 4:14am

How  religion evolved, and the concept of God took Shape, what kind of of thoughts the pre-sprtualistic people had, is contained in the Indian Rgveda, this is the biggest literary proof we have.  I am trying to bring the great atheistic literature and traditions and debates, which lasted for almost 2500 years

http://schoolsofthoughtofindia.wordpress.com/

 

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